NGC-certified Cheerios Cent Realizes More than $4,000 Through GreatCollections

Posted on 2/29/2024

The coin from a turn-of-the-century cereal promotion is tied as the finest of its kind.

A modern Lincoln Cent certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company® (NGC®) realized more than $4,000 when it was recently offered by GreatCollections. Meanwhile, several other NGC-certified coins are available through the online auction house.

One of the highlights of GreatCollections' offerings in February 2024 was a 2000 Lincoln Cent - Cheerios Promotion graded NGC MS 69 RD (lot 1529233), which realized $4,050 on February 11. The coin was part of a unique US Mint promotion with General Mills, with the cereal company receiving the first 10 million 2000-dated Lincoln Cents, as well as 5,500 of the new Sacagawea Dollars. General Mills distributed the pennies within special boxes of Cheerios cereal. Each box of Cheerios included one of the 2000 cents, while every 2,000th box included a new Sacagawea Dollar. This particular Cheerios Cent is tied atop the NGC Census alongside two others.

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Other NGC-certified highlights being offered by GreatCollections (with bidding set to end on March 3) include:

  • a 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter graded NGC MS 66 FH (lot 1538039), with bidding surpassing $28,000
  • an 1889-CC Morgan Dollar graded NGC MS 61 (lot 1538041), with bidding surpassing $20,000
  • an 1800 Eagle graded NGC AU 55 (lot 1542659), with bidding surpassing $9,500
  • a 1995-W Silver Eagle Anniversary Set graded NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo (lot 1536594), with bidding surpassing $9,000
  • an 1879-CC Morgan Dollar graded NGC MS 63 and pedigreed to the GSA Hoard (lot 1543872), with bidding surpassing $8,000

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